Body found in Wabash River identified

(WTHI Photo)
(WTHI Photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The body found in the Wabash River last Sunday evening has been identified by officials.

Michael R. Pollack, 50, was recovered from the water on Sunday. Terre Haute Police assisted the Sugar Creek Fire Department and DNR in recovering the body in the river, south of Interstate 70.

Officials are now interested in who Pollack may have been seen with during the first week of June.

Pollack’s last known address was Timothy’s House, a shelter for men at 30 S. Gilbert Avenue in Terre Haute. Officials also said they knew he was discharged from a local hospital on the afternoon of June 3. He was also see leaving the Octapharma Plasma Center at 115 Walnut Street on June 2 just before 5 p.m.

On June 3, just before 6:30 p.m., Pollack made a purchase at Dollar General at 979 Poplar Street and then headed west on Poplar.

Pollack was originally from Chicago and had only been in the Terre Haute area for two years. Prior to that he lived in Effingham, Ill. for about two years. Officials report he has no family members living in the Wabash Valley which slowed efforts to confirm his identity and to then notify next of kin.

On Friday officials began posting fliers around Terre Haute asking for anyone with information of the whereabouts and/or acquaintances of Pollack to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (812) 462-3226 or you can always make an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at (812) 238-STOP.

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